British rockers IDLES announce 2022 Australia tour dates

The rock show is back!

They’ve got a new album and a sold out US tour under their belts, now British rockers IDLES have announced they will be returning to Australian stages in 2022.

The five piece first landed on our shores in 2019 for a sold out run of shows celebrating their much-adored second album Joy As An Act Of Resistance. Now, after releasing its beefy follow up Ultra Mono in 2020, they’ll make their return thanks to album number four Crawler – a record that NME described as “rip[ping] apart the idea of what IDLES is, how they can sound and what they represent.”

IDLES are a band that have solidified themselves as a live force to be reckoned with, bringing an unparalleled energy to stages across the country, and now is your chance to experience it for yourself.

IDLES 2022 Australia Tour Dates

  • October 31, 2022, – Forum Melbourne VIC (SOLD OUT)
  • November 1, 2022, – Forum Melbourne VIC (NEW SHOW)
  • November 6, 2022, – Fortitude Music Hall (upgraded from The Tivoli), Brisbane QLD

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IDLES 2022 Australia Tour Ticket Info:

My Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday 24 November @ 1pm (local) until Thursday 25 November @ 11am (local)
Live Nation Presale: Wednesday 24 November @ 1pm (local) until Thursday 25 November @ 11am (local)
General Public Onsale: Thursday 25 November @ 12pm (local)

Taking anger and reflections and turning it into art has propelled IDLES’ music to every corner of the globe. If “Ultra Mono” was, in the words of guitarist Mark Bowen, “kind of like a caricature of our identity that helped us see it for all its flaws,” Crawler is an album of reflection and healing amid a worldwide pandemic that stretched the planet’s collective mental and physical health to breaking point.

We want people who’ve gone through trauma, heartbreak, and loss to feel like they’re not alone. This album shows the ugly side of where those things come from, but also how it is possible to reclaim joy from those experiences.” He adds, “Before his assassination, Trotsky knew that Stalin’s men were coming over to kill him. He knew he was going to die. What did he do? After watching his wife out in the garden, he wrote in his diary, ‘in spite of it all, life is beautiful.’ A week later, he gets an icepick in the head. He was just happy to sit in his garden watching the person he loved most do what she loved. I think that’s a beautiful thing.

Joe Talbot – IDLES

IDLES will bring their new album Crawler to Australian stages in October and November 2022. Tickets are on sale via

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Top tips for getting tickets to IDLES’ Australian tour!

When are IDLES touring Australia?

IDLES will bring their new album Crawler to Australian stages in October and November 2022. Their tour dates include:

  • Monday 31 October – Forum Melbourne, VIC
  • Tuesday 1 November – Forum Melbourne, VIC
  • Sunday 6 November – Fortitude Music Hall (upgraded from The Tivoli) Brisbane QLD

When do tickets for IDLES’ Australian tour go on sale?

Tickets for IDLES’ Crawler Australian tour dates go on sale to the general public from Thursday 25 November @ 12pm (local) via Ticketmaster.

My Ticketmaster Presale & Live Nation Presale will take place from Wednesday 24 November @ 1pm (local) until Thursday 25 November @ 11am (local)

Get to know Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue

If you aren’t familiar with Smart Queue, it is Ticketmaster’s way of creating a clear and fair process for thousands of fans to buy tickets in a short space of time. Fans enter the virtual Waiting Room prior to onsale time before joining the Smart Queue – which acts as a ‘virtual line’, helping us protect you and your tickets in a more effective way.

The time you join the Waiting Room does not determine your place in the Smart Queue, so we recommend joining at least 10 minutes prior to the event going on sale but there is no need to rush.

When the sale begins, the Smart Queue will open and everyone in the Waiting Room is given a place in line. Those who did not join the Waiting Room will be placed at the end of the line.

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Be sure to follow the above tips to ensure you have the best chance of snapping up some tickets.

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: IDLES will bring their new album Crawler to Australian stages in October and November 2022. Tickets are on sale via